Councils work together for major north Kent improvements
Fri 11 September 2009, 8:53 am
A revolutionary bus system is to be extended into Swale and Medway as part of a raft of improvements for north Kent. (Sourced from Kent Online.)
They have agreed to extend the Fastrack transport system to Medway and Swale, increase the number of educationally-skilled people and cut carbon emissions.
It follows the signing of a new multi-area agreement by the council leaders of north Kent.
Speaking at The Bridge £500 million regeneration area in Dartford, the Communities Secretary John Denham this morning said: "Today's agreement will mean North Kent's five councils and partners will have more power locally to deliver jobs, training, welfare support and economic resilience for the region - helping to deliver 58,000 jobs and 52,000 new homes by 2026 as part of the wider growth of the Thames Gateway."